Coleophoridae

0584 (ABH37.073) Coleophora alticolella, Zeller, 1849

KR02692

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

The most widespread and common of the UK Coleophora species, occurring wherever the appropriate rush species grow.

The larval cases are indistinguishable from those of C.glaucicolella and adults resemble several other Coleophora species.


Wingspan: 10 - 12 mm
Foodplant(s): rushes (Juncus spp.)
Flying: One generation, Late April-July
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 25 (9.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 18 May to 02 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 30 May to 24 October

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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths